Word Summary
pterna: the heel
Original Word: πτέρνα
Transliteration: pterna
Phonetic Spelling: (pter'-nah)
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Short Definition: the heel
Meaning: the heel
Strong's Concordance

Of uncertain derivation; the heel (figuratively) -- heel.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4418: πτέρνα

πτέρνα, πτέρνης, , the heel (of the foot): ἐπαίρειν τήν πτέρναν ἐπί τινα, to lift up the heel against one, i. e. dropping the figure (which is borrowed either from kicking, or from a wrestler tripping up his antagonist), to injure one by trickery, John 13:18 after Psalm 40:10 (). (Often in Greek writings from Homer down; the Sept. for עָקֵב.)